Thousands of teenage migrants arrive alone in the UK every year, Bruce Goodison's film tells us. Only one in 10 are granted refugee status.
The film explores the plight of a group of unaccompanied teen asylum seekers. Their chances of convincing often openly hostile authorities that their claims are genuine hinge on their ability to tell the right story.
There's a very moving performance from Masieh Zarrien as a taciturn Afghan boy who knows dark secrets about a fellow asylum seeker.
Toby Jones plays the English teacher who looks after the kids and stands up for them.
The subject matter is downbeat but Goodison, helped by a likeable young cast, brings moments of humour and lyricism to the storytelling.Reuse content